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Betty Jean (Brubaker) Hinton

May 8, 1925 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 92)
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Betty Jean Hinton, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away at 9:30 a.m. on January, 28, 2018 at her home. She was born on May 8, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN to Orval O. and Vera F. (Shock) Brubaker.

She grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated in 1943 from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, IN. She was married on December 2, 1944 in Norman, OK to Richard D. “Dick” Hinton who preceded her on May 7, 2010. She moved to North Webster in 1976 where she had been coming to Webster Lake since she was a child. She then moved to Leeds, AL for a short time before returning to Fort Wayne in 2013. She was a homemaker and formerly employed at Bowton Associates for 10 years in Syracuse.

She formerly attended the North Webster Church of God, former member of the Tippecanoe Township Home Ec. Club in North Webster, and Past President of Kosciusko County Home Extension Club in Warsaw. She was a former Girl Scout Leader for 10 years in Fort Wayne & Girl Scout Camp Director in Hopkinsville, KY.

She is survived by: 

3 Daughters – Kay J. (Michael Courtney) Blalock of St. Louis, MO, Marta J. (Gary) Zoller of Fort Wayne, and Tina L. McDonald of Leeds, AL

10 Grandchildren – Shanna Garrison, Tara Armstrong, Victoria McDonald, Jonathan Blalock, Andrew Blalock, Kyle McDonald, Matthew McDonald, Michael Zoller, Dan Zoller, and Jennifer Lalos        

12 Gt. Grandchildren

Brother - Frederick Brubaker of Ft. Wayne

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gt. granddaughter – Chloe Blalock, 3 sisters - Dorothy Elliott, Dolores Graue, and Bonnie Isenbarger, and 2 brothers - Ronald Brubaker & Harold Brubaker.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Golden Years Assisted Living, 8300 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN with Pastor Jim Planter officiating.  Private burial will take place at Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne. 

Preferred memorials may be made to the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation, 12420 Stonebridge Rd., Roanoke, IN 46783 or Alzheimer’s Association of America, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46260. 

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